The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2022

HIPAA Fundamentals: 2022–2023 Edition

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients many rights with respect to their health information. Earn 1.5 credits with our complimentary on-demand program that provides an orientation to HIPAA’s basic requirements and includes many resources useful for staff training.

This popular activity outlines details about the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules—such as the type of information that is protected, who must comply with the rules, and how patient information can be used and disclosed—and covers the reasons that organizations are penalized for rule violations. Find HIPAA Fundamentals: 2022–2023 Edition and a complete catalog of our on-demand programs.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

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